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COVID-19 infects NCAA playoffs

COVID-19 infects NCAA playoffs

Karina Cope, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Coach Greg Clink watches his team play from the sidelines.Photo courtesy of Ryan McCasland/Chico State Athletics. The cancellation of various athletic programs across not only the country, but the globe due to COVID-19 has devastated many. Chico State athletes have felt this hard loss first hand...

Block record shattered

Arrow VanAbrams, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

Justin Briggs, the 6-foot-10 senior center of the men's basketball team, broke Chico State’s all-time block record with 154 total blocks.  Briggs went out with a bang, heading into his last few months of being a Wildcat. However, he has no plans of ending his basketball journey anytime soon. B...

Women’s basketball star, Maddy Wong, ranks high

Women’s basketball star, Maddy Wong, ranks high

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

.Photos courtesy of Ryan McCasland / Chico State Sports Information Maddy Wong, point guard of the Chico State women’s basketball team, is one of the deadliest three point shooters in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). This is done largely in part by her ability to be consist...

Wildcats rally to win the first home playoff game

Wildcats rally to win the first home playoff game

Matthew Wreden

March 5, 2020

The Wildcats escaped with a crucial win at Acker Gym Tuesday night as they took down the Stanislaus State Warriors by a score 75-73 in overtime. It was a back and forth battle throughout game one of the CCAA playoffs with the Wildcats trailing most of the night. Quite possibly the most nail biting ...

Wildcats say farewell to their 2019-2020 season

Wildcats say farewell to their 2019-2020 season

Alex Martin

March 5, 2020

It was an intense night in Acker Gym as the Wildcats took on the Cal State East Bay Pioneers in the first round of the CCAA playoffs. Unfortunately, Chico State exited the playoffs early as they lost by a final score of 53-78. Sophomore forward Mikaila Wegenke was the team’s leading scorer and the only one ...

Eager Wildcats enter the first round of playoffs

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

With the CCAA First Round of playoffs starting on Tuesday, March 3, both men’s and women’s basketball are eager to clinch game one and move on to the second round. Both teams are also looking to fight for their own championship. The men’s team is on a roll after winning their last four games....

Wildcat Spotlight: Daisha Abdelkader

Wildcat Spotlight: Daisha Abdelkader

Alex Martin, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Daisha Abdelkader is one of five starters on the Chico State women’s basketball team. She is from San Jose and the only player on the current roster to play junior college basketball before coming to Chico State. Abdelkader has learned a great amount throughout her transition from Diablo Valley Coll...

Wildcats display their resilience

Wildcats display their resilience

Arrow VanAbrams

February 23, 2020

The Chico State men’s basketball team (20-6) fought through a shaky first half to beat the Sonoma State Seawolves (5-20) 77-58 in the last regular season home game of the year on Saturday Feb. 22.  Fans and players alike came together to honor the lone senior of the Wildcats, center Justin Bri...

A memorable farewell for Maddy Wong

A memorable farewell for Maddy Wong

Matthew Wreden

February 23, 2020

The Wildcats were hanging on to a two point lead with under a minute left to play when Maddy Wong launched back-to-back threes, extending the lead to six points and securing the win for the Wildcats. These last two three pointers from Wong have gone down as one of the biggest moments of her career.&...

Victory allows Wildcats to clinch a home playoff game

Victory allows Wildcats to clinch a home playoff game

Matthew Wreden

February 21, 2020

The Chico State men’s basketball team locked up a first-round home game in the CCAA tournament after defeating the San Francisco State Gators by 80-69 Thursday night in Acker Gym. The Wildcats (19-6) were in a battle at the start of the game. The ball was going back and forth between the two team...

Wildcats on a three-game roll

Wildcats on a three-game roll

Alex Martin

February 21, 2020

With just four games remaining and a playoff spot up in the air, Chico State women’s basketball took their home court with great enthusiasm as they faced the San Francisco State Gators. The Wildcats went on to take home the victory by a score of 84-55.  Coming into the game, the Gators held last ...

Wildcats come back strong

Wildcats come back strong

Arrow VanAbrams

February 14, 2020

Coming off a heartbreaking loss to UC San Diego, the Chico State men’s basketball team returned to the court strong with a 79-73 win over California State University, San Marcos in Acker Gym on Saturday Feb. 8.  The Wildcats were recovering from a tough loss in arguably the biggest game o...

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